Each tray used in the SMU cafeterias requires a half gallon of water to clean – and with 15,000 meals served each week, the cost in resources adds up quickly.
SMU students have started to eliminate the use of trays in the cafeteria to lessen their carbon footprint. Click the screen below to watch a student-produced news clip from The Daily Mustang:
Anita Ingram, Risk Management, has been elected 2009-10 treasurer of the University Risk Management and Insurance Association (URMIA), an organization dedicated to advancing the discipline of risk management in higher education. She and other new officers were inducted at URMIA’s 40th annual national conference Sept. 15 in Nashville.
Students in the Division of Journalism, Meadows School of the Arts, have received a 2009 Best of Show commendation from the Center for Innovation in College Media. The news segment “Students Reflect on Chaotic Inauguration Day,” originally broadcast by The Daily Mustang on Jan. 21, 2009, was named Best Breaking News Package.
Students Tyler Murray, Jessica Huseman and Reem Tahir won 7 of their 10 debates at the University of Northern Iowa Debate Tournament Sept. 19-21, 2009. The debate topic concerned U.S. policy regarding the use of nuclear weapons. Murray and Huseman argued a unique affirmative case offering a U.S. apology for dropping atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, which was undefeated at the tournament. Tahir finished 3rd in the novice division in her first collegiate debate competition. The SMU debate teams are coached by faculty members Ben Voth and Chris Salinas, Corporate Communications and Public Affairs, Meadows School of the Arts. Read more from SMU News.
Former President George W. Bush had lunch with President’s and Hunt Scholars and addressed a class of journalism students during an April 29 visit to the SMU campus. “I was trying to impart some knowledge,” Bush told SMU Daily Mustang reporter and student Shelly Smith as he came out of Journalism Lecturer Carolyn Barta‘s class, where he had spent more than an hour. Bush and Barta first met during his 1978 run for Congress, when she was a newspaper reporter. She invited him to talk to her class.
• Read more and see a slide show from SMU News
On Election Day, SMU students, faculty and staff cast their ballots and attended watching parties on campus and across North Texas. Other students chronicled the events online, in print and on film. Check out their efforts at:
• The Daily Campus
• The Daily Mustang
Meanwhile, faculty and staff members can keep up with SMU faculty members’ analysis and insight on the election in SMU Forum‘s Faculty in the News section. (Above, journalism students at work in the new Daily Mustang convergence newsroom on Election Day 2008. Photo by journalism student Sommer Saadi.)